The runtime for the Stephen King adaption has now been revealed, it’s pretty much as you would expect for a horror film.
According to the British Board of Film Classification, the move will clock in at a total of 135 minutes, or 2 hours and 15 minutes. The movie will be focused on the main characters at a young age and not when they’re adults; unlike the older two-part TV Movie adaption that was 3 hours in total. This runtime likely includes the credits, so it will probably be around 7-10 minutes shorter.
Nonetheless, 2 hours of scares and thrills is enough for me. I personally haven’t seen the original TV movie or read the book, but I’m still pretty excited for it. The story and visuals are intriguing, and it will surely bring in new and old fans to the theaters come September.
Stephen King’s IT will be scaring millions on September 8, 2017.
IT – Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel. A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.